Jedburgh Grammar School 39-12 Peebles High School

The under-16 Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools Plate final saw Jedburgh Grammar School come out on top of a very entertaining conclusion to the tournament.

In the all Borders final played at Murrayfield, both Jedburgh Grammar School and Peebles High School showed their character and determination while they played an open and attacking game of rugby.

An incredibly entertaining end, with both sets of backs running assertively and both forwards’ packs locking horns, there was no shortage of good play here.

 

Jedburgh Grammar School head coach, Kevin Barrie, said: “I’m really chuffed with the boys as it has been a hard season and we’ve been in the Borders under-16 league and won that.

“We played really well today scoring six tries and a good overall performance from our boys”.

Players endured the harsh winds at Murrayfield but it didn’t stop some exceptional performances. Jed’s inside centre Rory Marshall, No. 8 Craig Cowan and hooker and captain, Cole Lothian, helped the team score some magnificent, powerful running tries, three of which came from Marshall.

Although Peebles winger Kieran Owens and substitute Ross Beveridge scored good quality tries, Jed’s backs were also playing very confidently and the Peebles defence struggled.

Peebles head coach, David Changleng, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that our boys had the privilege to play at Murrayfield and that they all enjoyed the experience.”

“We have had an absolutely fabulous day and we are so grateful for Scottish Rugby for putting this on for the boys.”